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  • The Green Lake trek in Sikkim is an adventure lovers trek. The Green Lake is situated at the base of Mount Kanchenjunga on the Zemu Glacier, at a height of around 500 metres. The location is a snowy wonderland with the highest and grandest peaks of the Himalayas towering all around. 

    Trekking to the Green Lake is a challenging task, but it repays you in exotic experiences and rich memories. Summer is the best season to undertake this trek since the terrain is already difficult enough without adding the challenges of the winter snow to it. However, for those who really want that added level of challenge, the trek trail is also open during the winter months.

    The Green Lake trek in Sikkim takes 7 to 9 days to complete. Beginning at Zema, the trek takes one through thickets and over boulders, past colourful rhododendrons and gushing rivers. The days are spent in walking through some of the best sights of Sikkim; it is an intense immersive natural experience and being one with it is truly a blessing. Trekking the route is not easy- the altitude and the rugged terrain make it a challenge for the best of trekkers. 

    But with a good guide and sturdy equipment, even these challenges can be overcome, leaving you with an enjoyable sense of accomplishment at the end of your journey. The trek will take you through Talem, Jakthang, Yabuk, Mount Siniolchu, Mount Simvo right up to the base camp at Green Lake. After a day or two spent leisurely enjoying the fruits of your journey, you can start the trek back down, loaded with glorious memories that will last forever.

  • 01Green Lake Trek In Sikkim

    Green Lake Trek In Sikkim
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    About the Destination:

    A wonderland in the North Eastern part of the country, North Sikkim is one of the least explored destinations in the country. Jotted with scenic lakes, lofty mountains, colourful meadows, rich flora and dense forests, it truly proves to be a paradise for the visitors.

    Green Lake near Lachen is one such hidden gem that allows amazing view of the Kanchenjunga and other glorious Himalayan peaks. Adventurers embark on the famous green lake trek Sikkim, to revel in the beauty of the mountains! The winding road that leads to this stunning lake is interspersed with a large variety of rhododendrons that are a sight for the eyes. Though the going is tough through rocky terrain and dense forests, the end result is worth the effort.

    About the Departure with Details:

    A walk with nature is meditative, therapeutic and exciting! Begin your 13-day green lake trekking tour from Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and drive to Sikkim’s capital Gangtok. Along the drive, the gurgling Teesta River and the mountain ranges will surely mesmerise you with their immaculate beauty.

    The Sikkim Green Lake trek begins from Lachen, slowly scale heights and traverse through forests to reach the destination - Green Lake in North Sikkim. Rugged and uneven terrains, bright and colourful flowers, rare orchids and panoramic views are the main attraction on the way.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian

    Activities: Trekking, Ropeway Ride, Camping

    Duration: 12N/13D

    Total Trekking Distance: 32km

    Maximum Altitude: 5,050m

    Temperature Range: Summer: 100 to 280C; Winter: -50 to 150C

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

  • 02How to get there

    By Air: Sikkim doesnt have any airport, but the nearest Airport is Bagdogra (near Siliguri) in West Bengal, which lays only 125kms away from Gangtok the capital of Sikkim.

    Bagdogra linked with cities like Delhi and Kolkata.

    By Road: Sikkim can be reached through northern areas of West Bengal.

    Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Siliguri are directly connected to Gangtok and other cities of the state.

    Avoid traveling during the monsoon seasons.

    Temporary problems may occur.

    By Rail: The nearest Railways Station is New Jalpaiguri (near Siliguri), which is linked with Gangtok.

    Gangtok has an extensive rail network with major Railway Stations in India, such as Kolkata, Delhi.

    It is also linked with the cities of Northeastern India like, Guwahati.

    Best time to visit: March -April & September - November

  • 03Major Attractions Nearby

    Pemayangtse Monastery: It is over hill top at an elevation of 6840 ft. This monastery provides a remarkable panoramic view of the ranges of Himalaya and places around. Built in 17 century, this monastery is one of the ancient monasteries in Sikkim.

    Tashiding Monastery: The most explored and an important monastery was established on top of a hill that comes out up among Rathong and Rangit rivers. The flagstones of this monastery are bounded by sacred mantras like Om Mane Padme Hum.

    Dubdi Monastery: One of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, Dubdi monastery is set at the top of a hill near Yuksam. The routes to Dubdi pass through thick forests, scenic villages and awesome mountain ranges. This place is a paradise for bird viewers.

    Zemu glacier: The largest and pictorial Zemu glacier is settled at the foot of the Kangchenjunga in the Sikkim Himalaya. It is one of the roots for the River Teesta.

  • 04Some Useful Facts

    - Get familiar with climate before trekking.
    - You need to be very fit due to its elevation of 5050m.
    - Foreigners are required to get permits for most of the routes in Sikkim.
    - Make sure that you do not dirty the surrounding places.
    - All the waste should be disposed off away from the camping site.
    - Prefer traveling in groups rather than moving alone.
    - Do not pick plants or flowers and do not disturb wildlife.
  • 05Things to Carry

    - Walking stick
    - Binoculars
    - Sleeping bag
    - Hiking shoes
    - Woolen clothes
    - Water
    - Juices
    - Snacks
    - Electric torch
    - Medical kit
    - A good compass
    - An extra pair of clothes
  • 06Other Attractions To Visit

    Mangan: It is the district headquarters of North Sikkim. A little and picturesque village is with flower patches, and lovely miniature gardens.

    Lachung: The small town of Bhutias, Lachung has scattered villages. Explore monastery and handicraft centre. You can do fishing also.

    Guru-Dongmar Lake: It is regarded as one of the holy lakes of Sikkim. People of Sikkim believe that, Guru Padmasambhava had touched this lake when he visited this place.



Goecha La Trek

Goecha La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayan range. The trek starts at the sleepy little town of Yuksom in West Sikkim. The town is very pretty with lush green surroundings and a salubrious weather to go with it. You can shop for all supplies at Yuksom before beginning the trek as this is the only place where you will get to buy all your necessary items.

Furthermore, before trekking the Goecha La, you will have to do two things, first make an entry at the local police station and second pay the permit fees at the forest check post. Usually the agencies take care of all these hassles and you will not have to bother about them.

The first phase of the trek to Goecha La will take you from Yuksom to Sachen. Yuksom is situated at an altitude of 5,700 feet and Sachen is situated at an elevation of 7, 200 feet. The trekking trail passes through a route of immense natural beauty. You will come across lush green fields, valley of the Rathong River and thick forests. From Sachen you will need to climb ahead to Tshoka which is at an altitude of 9,650 feet.

This trek is quite enjoyable in the initial phase but becomes tryingly steep towards the later phase. On reaching Bakhim, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Yuksom valley. As you trek on ahead, you pass through Dzongri and Phedang. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of some of the densest rhododendron forests in India and get a breathtaking view of the highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will pass through the beautiful Samiti Lake which will mesmerise you with its sparkling blue waters.

The entire journey from Yuksom to Goecha La is a treat to the eyes. Despite being a test of physical stamina, the route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes that you can come across while trekking in the Himalayas.

Best Season: September- November & March-April
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
Max. Elevation: 5002 m
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